Crypto-friendly electronics giant Samsung and SK Telecom have launched the Galaxy A Quantum, available in South Korea. The new device features quantum cryptography technology and is the world’s first 5G smartphone with a quantum random number generator (QRNG) chipset.
The chipset, developed by SK Telecom’s Swiss subsidiary ID Quantique, generates random numbers via quantum crypto technology to create secure keys that cannot be cracked, according to the Announcement.
Available for pre-order, the Galaxy A Quantum is slated to go on sale May 22 in Korea, signaling that Samsung plans to deploy the cryptography to build powerful smartphones that can store users and help manage a range of sensitive data.
The release marks the ongoing shift to a digital economy that is fast, mobile, frictionless and unburdened by physical locations, physical documents, physical certifications, physical currency and intermediaries.
Samsung engineers note that the new quantum technology integration will secure various functions of the phones.
“The QRNG chipset improves the security of various applications such as SK Pay, T ID login and Initial. T ID is used to login to various online services, including 11th Street, FLO, T Map, T Membership, Wavve, Who and others, and the service is used by over 19 million customers. ”
Initial is a blockchain mobile electronic certification service. It allows smartphone users to securely send personal certifications. SK Telecom says it will expand the number of applications and services that can use its quantum-powered chipset to improve security.
Samsung first launched their Blockchain Keystore in March 2019, which allowed consumers to manage and control their digital data and private keys in a push to support blockchain-based platforms and cryptocurrencies. The platform allows crypto enthusiasts to store their belongings directly on their smartphones, initially with support for Ethereum and Ethereum based tokens. Samsung added support for Bitcoin (BTC) to its blockchain smartphones last August.
The crypto-friendly smartphone manufacturer is promoting its latest integration with blockchain network Tron, currently with founder Justin Sun on the Samsung Galaxy Store homepage.
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Last month, Tron became the first blockchain platform, powering several gaming applications, to be seen in the Samsung Galaxy Store. Earlier this month, the electronics giant announced a partnership with the digital currency payment platform Swipe to add a cryptocurrency payment feature to its Samsung Pay wallet.
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